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Fellowship Programs

Rheumatology and Allergy Fellowship Program

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Training Physicians of Tomorrow

Thank you for your interest in UC Davis. I hope this website gives you a sense of what makes our fellows - and our program - so special. To tell you more about who we are, I want to share our Mission Statement and our Program Aims. If this resonates with you, then please consider us, as we strive to achieve this every day.

To fulfill the educational component of its mission today, the Department of Internal Medicine trains the leading physicians of tomorrow for the Central Valley and beyond. We educate new doctors with the same passion and dedication that we bring to patient care and research. Internal-medicine faculty and staff produce the best physicians by teaching residents and fellows to communicate openly with patients, treat individuals as whole entities, and respect quality of life issues. Because the practice of medicine is constantly changing, we emphasize the importance of life-long learning and the willingness to be open to new ideas and to ask questions.

Our Mission

The mission of our program is to train Rheumatologists who will be competent and compassionate clinicians with excellent procedural skills and knowledge to serve their local community including the underserved.

Our Core Values

Academic Excellence

Our fellows take pride in treating patients with complex medical conditions, and engage in a variety of research and quality improvement projects in healthcare with the support of outstanding faculty who cultivate academic excellence.


Our welcoming fellows, staff, and faculty create an atmosphere that promotes wellness for our healthcare providers and our patients.

Diversity & Inclusion

Our outstanding students, residents, and faculty integrate their diverse backgrounds and life experiences to meet the needs of our patients and colleagues.


Our internal medicine teams care for one of the most diverse patient populations in the nation, serving each patient and community with humility.


Our internal medicine teams lead with service in mind, always accountable to others, and highly respectful of their teammates, patients, and community.

Our Program Aims

The Aims of the Rheumatology training program are: -Create an educational environment that stimulates intellectual growth -Flexibility of structure that allows trainees to pursue skills related to their career goals -Provide an outstanding academic and social environment during fellowship training -Provide the trainee with an appropriate background to establish a successful career in clinical rheumatology -Expose the trainee to training in basic science and biomedical research, enabling him or her to understand the pathomechanisms of the autoimmune origin of the rheumatologic diseases

Diverse Clinical Experience

Being a Rheumatology or Allergy fellow at an esteemed university like UC Davis entails a very unique experience. You get many diverse clinical inpatient and outpatient experiences between the UC Davis Medical Center , VA hospital, or one of several satellite clinics in the area. Reaching out to a population base of about 5 million people, being a part of such a large health system network is very rewarding.

Application Procedure

Basic Requirements:

  1. Board-eligible or certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine
  2. Minimum of three years of full-time training in Internal Medicine, completed in a program accredited by the American College of Graduate Medical Education or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the Professional Corporation of Physicians of Quebec
  3. U.S. or Canadian citizenship, or J-1 visa status
  4. Foreign medical school graduates must have a valid ECFMG certificate
  5. California medical license requirements can be seen below

ERAS application

This program participates in Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation from physicians who have served in a direct supervisory capacity must also be submitted. At least one of these letters should be from a division head or department chair. We will also accept an optional 4th letter from a basic scientist that you have worked with.

Dean's Letter

A copy of your Dean's letter is required. Transcripts are not necessary.

Application Deadline

We will close the ERAS mailbox on August 15 of each year.


You will be invited for a personal interview based upon review of your completed application and supporting letters. Interviews generally last from 0800 to 1700 and consist of faculty interviews, conferences, a brief tour and a lunch meeting with one or more of the present fellows. The purpose of these interviews will be to discuss the program and its philosophies and give both the applicant and program faculty an opportunity to ask questions. All interviews must be officially scheduled and confirmed at least two weeks in advance.

Interview Arrangements

Please let us know in advance if you have a particular interest in meeting any individual faculty member. Also, let the Division know if you have personal issues (i.e. spouse employment, school, etc.) that need special attention on your interview day.


If you have further questions, do not hesitate to call Kathy Wisdom, Fellowship Program Coordinator, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Clinical Immunology 530-752-2884

Notification of Acceptance

Upon notification of invitation to join our training program, we will also instruct applicants on any licensing or visa processing necessary to ensure eligibility to be appointed by the UC Davis School of Medicine by July 1.

Fellowship Program Directors
  • Suzanne S. Teuber, M.D.

    Allergy Fellowship Program Director
    Adjunct Professor
    Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology
    Internal Medicine
    VA Sacramento Medical Center

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  • Siba P. Raychaudhuri, M.D.

    Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director
    Adjunct Professor
    Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology
    Internal Medicine
    VA Sacramento Medical Center

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